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Boutonniere Deformity
Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Boutonniere Deformity is a condition wherein the fingers of hands or toes become deformed. In this condition, the joint is closest to the knuckle i.e. the proximal interphalangeal joint is permanently bent towards the palm whereas the farthest joint i.e. distal interphalangeal joint is bent backward.

Boutonniere Deformity Causes

Boutonniere Deformity Causes

This condition is usually caused due to a forceful impact on the dorsal side of the middle joint of a finger. Other causes may include:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Finger dislocation
  • Finger fractures
  • Deep cuts to the fingers
References: 
  • Boutonniere Deformity. NCBI. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK470323 Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Boutonniere Deformity. OrthoInfo. Available at: https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–conditions/boutonniere-deformity/ Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Boutonniere Deformity. Medscape. Available at:https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1238095-overview Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Boutonniere Deformity. Healthline. Available at:https://www.healthline.com/health/boutonniere-deformity-treatment Accessed on June 14, 2020.
  • Boutonniere Deformity. Medical News Today. Available at: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/boutonniere-deformity Accessed on June 14, 2020.
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